These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ chords by Nancy Sinatra


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These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: E | E :|| x4

Verse 1

| E | E | E | E |
You keep sayin’ you’ve got somethin’ for me.
| E | E | E | E |
Somethin’ you call love but confess.
| A5 | A5 | A5 | A5 |
You’ve been a-messin’ where you shouldn’t have been a-messin’.
| E | E | E | E |
And now someone else is getting all your best.

Chorus 1

| G (/F#) | E (/F#) | G (/F#) | E (/F#) |
These boots are made for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do.
| G (/F#) | E N.C | N.C |
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

Instrumental 1

||: E | E :|| x4
Yeah.

Verse 2

| E | E | E | E |
You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’.
| E | E | E | E |
And you keep losing when you oughta not bet.
| A5 | A5 | A5 | A5 |
You keep samin’ when you oughta be a-changin’.
| E | E | E | E |
Now what’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet.

Chorus 2

| G (/F#) | E (/F#) | G (/F#) | E (/F#) |
These boots are made for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do.
| G (/F#) | E N.C | N.C |
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

Instrumental 2

||: E7 | E7 :|| x4

Verse 3

| E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) |
You keep playin’, where you shouldn’t be playin’.
| E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) |
And you keep thinkin’ that you’ll never get burnt, ha.
| A7 (A6) | A7 (A6) | A7 (A6) | A7 (A6) |
I just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah.
| E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) | E7 (E6) |
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn.

Chorus 3

| G (/F#) | E (/F#) | G (/F#) | E (/F#) |
These boots are made for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do.
| G (/F#) | E N.C | N.C |
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

Outro

||: E | E :|| x4
Are you ready, boots? Start walkin’.
||: E7 outro riff :|| to fade



These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ Chords: Learn the progressions


These Boots Are Made For Walkin' guitar lesson + TAB

This is an unexpected cracker! I love playing the chords for These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, mainly because you can develop them as the song progresses.

Start verses 1 and 2 by playing these chords in the key of E:

||: E (I) :|| x8
||: A5 (IV) :|| x4
||: E :|| x4

By verse three, you can incorporate the horn riff, the chords could now be described as this:

||: E7 (E6) :|| x8
||: A7 (A6) :|| x4
||: E7 (E6) :|| x4

In between that, you’ll play the chorus which is mainly a bass line between I and VI in the new key of G, although chord VI is major (VIx). This creates tension. In its simplest form, I like to describe it like this:

||: G (I) (/F#) | E (VIx) (/F#) :||

The chord riff can be played on just one guitar, but it is that horn riff that makes it so much fun.

Members know all about this as they have the TAB they need to play These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ already on tonight’s gig, it’s easy once you have the TAB, try the chorus already now.

These Boots Are Made For Walkin'. Chords and TAB, chorus.

Here’s a link to the full lesson: These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ is Nancy’s signature song!

Nancy Sinatra‘s signature song, These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ was also her breakthrough single.

As Frank‘s daughter, the enormous success must have been somewhat of a relief, Nancy clearly had a lot to live up to.

In many ways, she and the video for These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ came to represent the era of the swinging ’60s with Women finding more of an independent voice.

As an unexpected cover that always goes down well, I can highly recommend you add this one to your band’s setlist.

Should you want to engage in some audience participation, you could get them to line dance, even if your band isn’t a country band. Audience participation is the key to every working band’s success.



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We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


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Nancy Sinatra tunes

Nancy Sinatra made These Boots Are Made for Walkin' famous.

Best known for being Frank Sinatra’s daughter and as the poster child for the swinging ’60s, Nancy Sinatra had a few intense years in the late ’60s.

Her best tunes include These Boots Are Made For Walking, Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Something Stupid, and You Only Live Twice.


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In the primarily acoustic genres of Country & Folk, you must acquire what matters the most: A repertoire. Nothing else will give you the gig.

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